The Kansas Agri Business Expo is the premier event for the grain & feed and agri business community—drawing more than 1,200 attendees each year

Schedule

Monday, November 12

9A – 5P

Large equipment moves in

5P

Overhead doors close to Expo Hall

Tuesday, November 13

8A

Large equipment continues to move in

10A

Large equipment must be in place

10A–5P

10×10, 10×20, 20×20 exhibits move in

10A

Sporting Clay Shoot PAC Fundraiser, Shady Creek Proceeds donated to KABC PAC (prizes still awarded)

5P–6:30P

Kick-off Party (for exhibitors & attendees) Hyatt Hotel, Riverview Ballroom

Wednesday, November 14

8A

10×10, 10×20, 20×20 exhibits move in

9:30A

10×10, 10×20, 20×20 exhibits in place

10A

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

10A–6P

Trade show floor open

2:30P

Curtis the Mentalist

3P–6P

Reception on trade show floor

4:30P–6P

Scholarship Auction

6P–8:30P

Chairmen’s Reception, Hyatt Hotel Gaming Tables – 7-8:30P

Thursday, November 15

7:30A

Breakfast, Speaker, Awards Presentation & TAL Graduation, Hyatt Hotel

9:30A

Trade show opens

2P–4P

Reception on trade show floor

2:30P

Curtis the Mentalist

4P–10P

10×10, 10×20 & 20×20 exhibits move out

5P–8P

Dinner and Entertainment Dinner at Hyatt Hotel

Friday, November 16

7A–12P

Large equipment moves out 10×10 and 10×20 exhibits move-out continued

12P

All equipment must be out of Expo Hall

Booth Contest

The Expo Committee will be giving out free or discounted booths for next year’s Expo to the exhibitors who best decorate their booth to this year’s theme “Surviving and Thriving.”

Judging will be on Wednesday, November 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Winners will be announced during the Chairmen’s Reception at 6:00 p.m. at the Hyatt. Winners will be chosen by the following criteria: most creative, the best representation of the theme, and most interactive. First place will receive a complimentary booth space in 2019, second place will receive a $200 credit toward their booth space in 2019 and third place will receive a $100 credit toward their booth space in 2019.

Accommodations

The following hotels have room blocks reserved for KABE attendees. For reservations, contact the hotel at the number listed below. All properties offer free wireless internet.

Hyatt Regency Wichita – KABE headquarters

(First night’s deposit required when making a reservation)
400 W. Waterman, (888) 421-1442
$139.00 until 10/21

Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel
400 W. Douglas, (316) 262-5000
$125.00 single/double until 10/26, includes free breakfast

Fairfield Inn & Suites
525 S. Main, (316) 201-1400
$134.00 until 10/13, includes free breakfast

Hotel at WaterWalk
711 S. Main Street, (316) 263-1061
$99.00 until 10/30, includes free breakfast

Best Western North
915 E 53rd North, (316) 832-9387
$79.99 no cut-off date, includes free breakfast

Set Up & Tear Down

Large Equipment Move-In
Large equipment moves in Monday, November 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Tuesday, November 13 from 8-10 a.m. . All equipment must be in place at that time. Please make sure any vehicles are out of trade show area by 10:30 a.m. so pipe and drape can be set-up.

Installation of Exhibits
Installation of 10×10, 10×20 & 20×20 exhibits occur on Tuesday, November 13 from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. . All must be fully installed by 9:30a.m. Wednesday, November 14. A staff member will be available to assist you with any questions.

**Only 10×10, 10×20 and some 20×20 exhibits (if your booth furnishing can t through the walk-in doors) are allowed to move out Thursday, November 15, after the trade show closes at 4 p.m. . It is at the discretion of Century II Convention Center and George Fern whether large equipment will be able to move out Thursday evening. Scheduled move-out time for large equipment is Friday morning, November 16 at 7 a.m. All equipment must be out of Expo Hall by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16.

Miscellaneous Information for all Exhibitors
A forklift will be available Monday, November 12 for move-in & Friday, November 16 for move-out. Complimentary power washers are available outside the overhead entrance doors on Monday, November 12 (ONLY) for large equipment. If large equipment plans to move in on Tuesday, November 13, you will be responsible to wash your own equipment.

Exhibitor Fees & Layout

Booths are furnished with an 8-foot table, two chairs, a wastebasket and a sign with the exhibitor’s name An Exhibitor Services Packet, including electricity, tables, carpet, etc., is available for download at ksabe.org. Please note that all aisles (not booths) will be carpeted. Exhibitors get two free registrations for every $650 of booth space purchased, which will include tickets to all functions except the Thursday evening dinner and entertainment. Please use the Exhibitor Contract to pre-register.

Booth Size

10×10 Booth
Roaming Exhibitor*

Cost for Member**

$650.00
$500

Cost for Non-Member

$980.00
$830

* If you are not a current exhibitor of the Kansas Agri Business Expo, or a sponsor of Kansas Grain and Feed Association or Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, you will need to register as a “Roaming Exhibitor” if you plan to participate in this year’s Expo. If you do not pay to be a “roaming exhibitor” and solicit business on the trade show floor, you will be asked to leave the trade show floor immediately.

** Cost available to members of either the Kansas Grain and Feed Association or the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association.

Become an Exhibitor

A 50 percent deposit is due when the contract is signed. All booth fees must be paid in full by September 28, 2018.

Still have questions or want larger than a 10×10 booth?

Please contact:

Shari Bennett
Expo Manager
(785) 234-0464
shari@kansasag.org

Thank you to our 2017 Exhibitors

ABM
ACG Materials
Adams Fertilizer Equipment
ADM Fertilizer
AFLAC
Ag 1 Source, LLC
Ag Growth International
Ag Spray Equipment
Agra Liners, LLC
Agrian
AgriCharts
Agriculture Division of DowDuPont Agrilead, Inc.
Agrium U.S., Inc.
AgSource Laboratories
AgTrax
AgVision Agribusiness Software Agworks, Inc.
AgXplore
Allied Environmental Consultants Inc. Ameritrack Rail
Amvac Chemical
BarnesCo Inc.
BASF Corporation
Bayer CropScience
Behlen Mfg. Co.
Bentrei Fertilizer Co., LLC
Bolivar Contracting, Inc.
Borton, LC
Boundless
Brehmer Mfg.
Brothers Equipment, Inc.
Bulk Conveyors, Inc.
Calcium Products
CapstanAG
CCS Group LLC
Cen-OK Services LLC

Central Life Sciences
Central States Hydroseal
CGB Fertilizer
CHS, Inc.
CIH
Compass Minerals
ComplianceOne
Conklin Ag Products
CPS Wholesale
CrustBuster/Speed King Inc.
CTEC, Inc.
Dempsters LLC
Don’s Tire
Doyle Equipment Mfg. Co.
Drake, Inc.
EGE Products
Electro-Sensors, Inc. EMW Industrial Extron Company Fairbank Equipment Fairbanks Scales FARMCHEM
FMC Corporation
Frisbie Construction Co., Inc.
Gamet Mfg. Inc.
Gavilon Fertilizer/MicroSource
Gilmore Solutions
Gowan USA, LLC
Grain Belt Supply Co. Inc.
GSI
HABCO, Inc.
Hammel Scale Co., Inc.
Heartland Ag Inc.
Helena Chemical Co.
Hoffmann Inc.
IBT Grain Division
Illinois Corn Stoves
INAalert

InterOceanic Corp.
J. R. Simplot Company
Jade Millwrights Inc.
John Deere
Junge Control, Inc.
Kahler Automation
Kansas Corn Growers/Commission Kansas Dept. of Agriculture
Kansas Grain Inspection Service Inc. Kansas Grain Sorghum
Kansas Highway Patrol
Kansas Soybean Commission
Kansas State University Global Campus Kansas Wheat
KC Supply Co. Inc.
KFSA
KirkwoodKreations
Korol Financial Group LLC
Kugler Company
Lang Diesel, Inc.
Lewis Cattle Oilers
Lewis Goetz
M & M Specialty Services, LLC
Marcus Construction
Mavrx
McPherson Concrete Storage Systems Meridian Manufacturing
MFA Incorporated
MFS-York-Stormor
Mid-Continent Industries
Midwest Laboratories Inc.
Moeller Engineering Monsanto Musselman and Hall NACHURS
National Billing
Networks Plus
Neville Welding Inc.
Northern Ag Suppliers
Nutrients for Life

Pepper Maintenance Systems, Inc. Pickens Restoration
Plain Jan’s
Poole Chemical Company
ppB EnviroSolutions LLC
Proceres – Cultura Company Purple Wave Auction
Reif Welding and Construction LLC Riggins Ag Equipment
Rosen’s Inc.
Rural Messenger
Sackett- Waconia Mfg., Inc.
SCS Engineers
Seedburo Equipment Co. Servi-Tech Laboratories
Simpson Farm Enterprises, Inc. Sioux Steel Company
Skinner Tank Company
Star Seed
Stueve Construction, LLC
Sullivan Insurance Agency Syngenta
Terracon Consultants, Inc. TerraMax Inc.
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
The Essmueller Company
The KBH Corporation
TNT Solutions – Aerial Imagery TSGC, Inc.
Valent USA Corporation
Valleywide Sales, Inc.
Van Diest Supply Company Verdesian Life Sciences
Vertical Software Inc.
Waddell and Reed
Waldon Equipment
Ward Laboratories Inc.
Warrior Mfg., LLC
Webcon, Inc.
Wilbur-Ellis Company
WinField United
Woofter Construction Irrigation, Inc. WT Contractors
Yargus Mfg.

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